BMW M2 CS And CSL Are On Their Way – And That’s A Definite Maybe

BMW significantly upgraded the M2 when it launched the M2 Competition earlier this year, with more power coming from a new engine, plus other work carried beneath the skin.

Now, a report coming from BMWBlog, which is quoting anonymous sources within the German brand, claims that BMW is planning a CS version of the M2.

Said to arrive next year aimed exclusively at the United States, the M2 CS will apparently be manufactured in limited numbers. However, the carmaker is still undecided on the production run and, even more important, whether it will make any sense from a sales standpoint.

The publication goes on saying that this version will probably shed some weight and even offer a bit more power from the twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder that makes 405hp (410PS / 301kW) and 406lb-ft (550Nm) of torque in the M2 Competition.

Also Read: Get A Photo Load Of BMW’s New M2 Competition In 131 Pics

The latter is capable of reaching 60mph (96km/h) in 4.6sec with the standard six-speed manual gearbox, or 4.0sec dead with the optional seven-speed dual-clutch. Top speed is limited to 155mph (250km/h) in both versions, or 174mph (280km/h) with the M Driver’s Package.

Development of the M2 won’t allegedly end with the rumored CS, as BMW is also expected to drop a CSL version, probably in 2020. Unlike the CS, the CSL will be offered worldwide and could remain on sale for exactly one year.

It seems that this will be BMW’s approach for future M cars, with the regular models launched at first, followed by the CS and then the CSL derivatives. However, we’ll have to wait and see if BMW officials actually greenlight those projects or not.

Note: BMW M2 Competition pictured

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  • Mike anonymous

    “A Definite Maybe” …. So there’s now a 100% chance, that there is a 50/50 chance. … Yeah?, alright, good We could come to an understanding on that, just want to make sure We were all on the same page here.

    I’m glad we had this chat.

  • SteersUright

    Awesome little sports car to drive with apologetic looks and an absurd price tag.

  • BMW REPLACED THE KIDNEY GRILLE WITH THE LOTUS BLOSSOM GRILLE ON THIS ONE.

  • Bo Hanan

    CS, CSL & Competition. Because “M” doesn’t mean anything anymore.

  • Six_Tymes

    canted drivers seat, PASS

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